Lomilan with swollen gums
Puffiness of the gum should be distinguished from its hypertrophy (growth), both states have different mechanisms of origin and development. The gingival gum is palpated (pressed with a finger) under pressure. and the overgrown has a more dense structure. Inflammation is the main cause of the development of pathological conditions of the gums. Moderate puffiness and reddening of the gingival margin occurs with gingivitis, periodontitis, stomatitis. A strong edema with involvement of the cheek tissues is characteristic for periostitis, osteomyelitis, abscess or phlegmon abscess. Such conditions require immediate surgical intervention, since they have a risk for human life. Gum proliferation can be caused by taking hormonal drugs, often observed in pregnant women or in the chronic form of hypertrophic gingivitis.
What to do with swelling of the gums
As a rule, the swelling of the gums with gingivitis has a large area, accompanied by bleeding and soreness during tooth cleaning. The teeth themselves do not hurt at the same time. There can be an unpleasant smell from the mouth. In such situations, rinsing with solutions of antiseptics (hydrogen peroxide, chlorhexidine, furacilin), gum treatment with anti-inflammatory ointments. It is necessary to remove supra- and subgingival dental deposits, which are often the main cause of such inflammation. If the swelling captures a clearly limited area and is spread on the cheek tissue, accompanied by a toothache or pain throughout the entire jaw, you need to urgently consult a surgeon. The spread of inflammation can be life threatening. To heat the swollen gum and cheek it is impossible, it is possible to apply a cold compress and rinse with a soda solution. If pus accumulates in the tissues, these procedures will help to relieve pain a little, but the main cause will not be eliminated.
Pediatric dentistry is an adult treatment for young children.